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The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources continues its projects to restore native cutthroat trout. Their next project will take place this month using rotenone within the Middle Fork of the Sheep Creek drainage in the Ashley National Forest. “The treatment on Middle Fork Sheep Creek will occur September 27th, 2018,” shares Ashley National Forest.
Tomorrow is the big day for Uintah Basin Special Olympians who are ready to compete in the Bocce Ball Tournament of the North Eastern Utah Division of Special Olympics. While less well-known locally, this annual event hosts an average of 100 to 120 competitors from the Uintah Basin with many advancing to state competition.
Wyoming Sheriff’s deputies are diligent to patrol I-80 knowing that the interstate is a popular route for drug traffickers and they don’t hesitate to pull over and arrest those breaking the law. Last Thursday, Sweetwater County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Florida man transporting over 30 pounds of marijuana.
As a utility server in northeastern Utah, Rocky Mountain Power is offering wildfire safety tips during this time of high wildfire risk. On your property, arrange trees and shrubs in a way that makes it difficult for fire to transfer from fuel source to fuel source. Focus on the first 30 to 50 feet around your house by removing burnable debris like dried leaves, dead tree branches, and stacks of firewood.
An improvement project last week at the Ashley National Forest Firehole Campground was a success. A hardworking team of Forest Service employees came together on September 12th with the goal to improve the Firehole Campground within the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area.
The history of the Skinwalker Ranch is as interesting as it is mysterious and a new film, labeled as a Documentary released earlier this month, aims at exploring what is known as well as what is possible.
Uintah Basin high school students are taking advantage of the CTE Pathways program at a greater rate than their peers on a state level. State statistics show that 80 percent of Uintah Basin high school students were defined as “concentrators” in a Career and Technical Education Pathway course while statewide that number is at 56 percent.
The smoke in the Uintah Basin can be seen and its adverse effects on health can be felt. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has provided multiple reports and warnings that “Unhealthy” levels of smoke are moving from the Pole Creek Fire in Spanish Fork Canyon and heading straight for the Uintah Basin.
The Uintah High School Student of the Week is Rachel Powell, nominated by Mrs. Steele. The Ute Athlete of the Week is volleyball player Morgan Reynolds, nominated by the volleyball coaching staff.
The Union High School Athlete of the Week is Senior Colby Hyder. Colby was nominated by his football coach, Matt Labrum.
Firefighters continue to work on the Boone Draw Fire 50 miles West of Craig. According to the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit, the Boone Draw Fire is over 6,000 acres and is burning on BLM and private land in pinyon-juniper, grass, and some sage in the southwestern portion of the fire. At last report, the fire was at 5 percent contained.
Vernal City Police have confirmed that a stabbing took place at a Vernal City residence near Ashley Regional Medical Center in the early morning hours of September 13th. According to a press release from Vernal PD, officers found that three people had been assaulted and received injuries and at least one person had been stabbed by an unknown assailant.
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There was fellowship, food, and fun at St. James Greater Catholic Church in Vernal on Saturday for the 2018 Feast of St. James Carnival. All were invited and many were able to come enjoy delicious Mexican, Filipino, and Vietnamese food, as well as catfish fried by the Knights of Columbus. Vibrant traditional dances from Mexico were also performed.
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